Lot 125 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
|Odometer reading||185,512 miles|
|Result||Sold - £14,872|
The Mercedes-Benz SL is a roadster manufactured since 1954 and the designation SL derives from the German 'Sport Liecht' or 'Sport Light' and was first applied to the 300 SL 'Gullwing' named after the upward-opening doors. The term SL-Class refers to the marketing variations of the vehicle, including the numerous engine configurations spanning five design generations. The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 automobiles were produced from 1971 through to 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by the Mercedes-Benz, after the G-Class. The R107 took the chassis components of the mid-size W114 model and mated them to the larger engines from the S-Class (W116). The SL variant was a two seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top, hardtop and optional foldable seats for the rear bench. Volume production of the first R107 car, the 350 SL, started in April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars.
This Mercedes-Benz 500 SL is fitted with the desirable five litre V8 engine. Finished in light metallic blue with contrasting interior and with the desirable hardtop, this car is supplied with a V5C registration document and MoT test certificate valid until December 2023. This example can be enjoyed immediately ready for the coming summer months.
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